Daily Sports Betting Preview 6/5/2020: Bundesliga, FIFA Esports Elite League, NRL

  • In the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach are -127 favorites over SC Freiburg.
  • In the FIFA Esports Elite League, there are an astounding amount of betting opportunities for the day.
  • In the Australian National Rugby League, the Preview takes a look at some first half betting action.

LAS VEGAS - Today’s edition of the Daily Sports Betting Preview encompasses betting opportunities on three separate sports.

First, in the world of soccer, the Bundesliga continues in Germany, as Freiburg takes on Borussia Monchengladbach.

Then, in the FIFA esports Elite League, there are several matches available for esports soccer bettors to take advantage of.

Finally, in the Australian National Rugby League, the Preview takes a look at first half line betting.

Overall, there’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

Bundesliga Betting

Today’s Bundesliga action is somewhat limited, but that shouldn’t deter rabid soccer bettors from placing wagers on one of the best leagues in the world.

The featured game from the Bundesliga in today’s Daily Sports Betting Preview is between SC Freiburg and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Gladbach are notable favorites on the moneyline in this match, with -127 odds to come away with the victory.

Meanwhile, Freiburg’s moneyline odds are not nearly so generous, as they enter the match with +360 odds to win it.

To wrap up the moneyline discussion, a draw has +275 odds to occur in this match.

The Over/Under line for the match is set at three goals, and there is significant shading on that line that suggests that the Under might be more likely.

The Under has -120 odds, while the Over has +100 odds, or even odds.

This reflects that the game could be low scoring, and there are a couple of prop bets that back this up as well.

For example, Gladbach has +175 odds to keep a clean sheet during the match, meaning that they would not allow any goals.

Similarly, the odds for both teams to score are actually fairly close, with Yes having -165 odds, and No having +135 odds.

Overall, the odds paint the picture of a relatively low scoring game, with Gladbach as a clear favorite, and Freiburg perhaps having some trouble offensively.

However, that’s just what the odds seem to imply, and the game could play out any number of ways.

Many soccer bettors will just be happy that they have the chance to bet on the Bundesliga again!

FIFA Esports Elite League Betting

The Preview now turns from real-life soccer to esports soccer, as the FIFA Esports Elite League features an astounding amount of esports soccer betting opportunities today.

Normally, the Preview includes at least one volume betting opportunity, and today, that volume betting opportunity comes in the form of the FIFA Esports Elite League.

One of the most interesting esports soccer betting opportunities in the Elite League today pits FC Barcelona against RB Leipzig.

Barcelona have long sat at the top of international soccer, while Leipzig are an incredibly new team when it comes to elite level play.

In this match, Barcelona are, of course, favored, but not by as much as their history might have you believe.

Barcelona are -154 favorites on the moneyline, while Leipzig enter the matchup with +286 odds to pull off the upset.

A draw is the least likely of the three possible outcomes, with +323 moneyline odds.

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There are several handicaps available on the major sportsbooks, with alternate lines being a big part of esports betting.

For example, Barcelona -1 goal is +109, but Barcelona -1.5 goals is +161.

Basically, the “correct” spread in terms of getting the odds as close to even as possible on both sides appears to be +/-1 goal.

However, on many major online sportsbooks, alternate lines allow bettors to place wagers on different outcomes.

Interestingly, if one was to give Barcelona a handicap of +0.0, they would have -303 odds, which seems like a fairly bad bet compared to their moneyline odds of -154.

However, one would have to make sure to take the odds of a draw into account when analyzing those two betting options.

Australia NRL Betting

For the final entry in today’s Daily Sports Betting Preview, the Australian National Rugby League features two matches today.

The normal process of breaking down these matches would be to examine the full game lines, but today, the Preview will instead take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of first half betting in the NRL.

First off, one major advantage of first half betting is that you can get extra bets in. Generally speaking, the more bets a bettor makes, assuming a similar success ratio, the better off they are.

Second, another major advantage is that there are numerous hedging opportunities available, which can help make sure bettors stay in the black.

As far as disadvantages go, the main one is that it can be a little more time consuming, and require a little more quickness or planning, depending on how the bettor in question approaches their bets.

In today’s NRL, there are two matches, both of which have interesting first half lines.

In the first half of the match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Paramatta Eels, the Sea Eagles are a +1.5 underdog, while the Eels are a -1.5 favorite.

However, there is some shading on that line. Sea Eagles +1.5 is -107, while Eels -1.5 is -133.

One thing to note is that this is a match between the second and eight teams in the league, although only three matches have been played so far.

The Sea Eagles are looking to give the Eels their first loss of the 2020 NRL season.

In the second match today, the Cronulla Sharks face off against the North Queensland Cowboys, and the first half line favors the Cowboys.

Just like in the first match, the spread in the first half is +/- 1.5, and just like in the first match, there is shading on the lines.

Cowboys -1.5 has -131 odds, while Sharks +1.5 has -108 odds in the first half.

The Cowboys are 7th in the league, with a 2-1 record, while the Sharks are 13th, and do not have a win to their name.

It is interesting that the 7th ranked team in the league is about as favored over a winless squad as the 2nd ranked team in the league is over the 8th ranked team.

Overall, the NRL provides a lot of interesting betting opportunities, and now that it is up and running again as of May 28th, 2020, there should be many more of them.

Happy Betting!